Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

Title: My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
Episode Length: 1:04 to 1:09
Series Length: 20

Premise: Cha Dae-Woong is a young man trying to become the world's next big action movie star.  However, his grandfather is getting tired of the way he irresponsibly throws money around and the way he skips school and tries to drag Dae-Woong away from his classes and to a military college.  Dae-Woong escapes, but in doing so finds himself stuck on a truck heading for a country shrine where he unwittingly releases a nine-tailed fox (Gumiho) from its prison.


Rating: 5 stars

Review: Lee Seung Gi as Dae-Woong and Shin Min Ah as Gumiho have wonderful chemistry and they show the character development of each of their characters extremely well.  They are by far the best part of the story and their reactions and interplay are wonderful.  There are several extremely touching moments spread all through out the story.  Watching the way Dae-Woong develops into a responsible young man and watching Miho adapt to the human world is worth every moment of this story.

Park Soo Jin's portrayl of Eun Hae In is another favorite part of the show.  The more supernatural antagonist is interesting, but not as captivating as Miss Park's portrayal of the delightfully petty, intelligent and caustic Eun Hae In.  All done so that the woman is an antagonist without being an inhuman evil, thing.

The story is based on the idea of the Korean nine-tailed fox which is said to have to eat the livers of a hundred human beings in order to become human.  It is very much a romantic comedy more than a dark horror story however.  The gumiho is powerful and somewhat inhuman in the way she thinks, but she is hardly malicious.  In fact, she is very innocent.

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